Micro-Hydro Contractors Benton AR

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Arkansas Renewable Energy Association
(877) 575-0379
27 Overlook Drive
Little Rock, AR
 
Viridian Energy Services
5001-227-0648
100 Gamble Road
Little Rock, AR
Services
Residential and Commercial Energy Audits

Rooftop Wind Power
(501) 776-1015
25608 I-30
Bryant, AR
 
Energy Master Home
(501) 753-7300
#5 Collins Industrial Place
North Little Rock, AR
Services
Home Energy Audits

Home Energy Consultants, Inc.
(479) 263-1017
17725 Clear Water Rd.
Fayetteville, AR
 
Rooftop Wind Power
(501) 776-1015
25608 I-30
Bryant, AR
 
Arkansas Renewable Energy Association
(877) 575-0379
27 Overlook Drive
Little Rock, AR
 
Viridian Energy Services
5001-227-0648
100 Gamble Road
Little Rock, AR
Services
Residential and Commercial Energy Audits

Sun City Solar Energy, LLC
(510) 412-1513
57 Marcella Dr.
Little Rock, AR
Services
Solar Electric Power, Solar Hot Water, Solar Pool Heaters Commercial and Residential Design and Install

Sun City Solar Energy
(501) 412-1513
57 Marcella Dr.
Little Rock, AR
Services
Design, Retail, Installation and Service

Micro-Hydro: Installation and Components

In order to build a micro-hydro system, you will need the following system components. You can attempt this yourself, if you:

  • are an electrician,
  • know a lot about construction (and )
  • have proper permits from local authorities, both to build and alter water course.

If not, feel free to read on anyway, consult a micro-hydro contractor after taking a peek at our advice on choosing a micro hydro contractor .

The components of a micro-hydro system include:

  • pipes - learn about pipeline sizing
  • micro hydro turbines
  • generator (see below)
  • inverter
  • charge controllers
  • battery (see below)
  • wiring

Learn more about some key components:

  • Balance of system, as with other renewable energy systems, refers to all aspects of the energy production other than the actual harvester of energy.
  • Generators, in a micro-hydro system, can require special consideration, as these are likely to interact closely with the water. For example, the magnets may need regular replacing (due to exposure to water), so purchasing a permanent magnet type of generator may be an unwise expenditure.
In all aspects of a micro hydro system, the key thing to remember is that everything gets wet.

Batteries

An interesting aspect of micro hydro systems is that batteries last longer than those used by other renewable energy systems. This is because they do not discharge as frequently, especially if you have year round streaming water (in which case you might c...

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